Functional outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty in obese patients

Xinning Li, Phillip N. Williams, Joseph T. Nguyen, Edward V. Craig, Russell F. Warren, Lawrence V. Gulotta

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Background: Obesity is increasingly prevalent in the United States. There are several reports of outcomes in obese patients after total knee or hip replacement. The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and complications of obese patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty with those of overweight or normal-weight patients. Methods: Seventy-six patients who underwent primary total shoulder arthroplasty were grouped according to body mass index. The groups were classified as: normal, which was denoted by a body mass index of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1601-e1608
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 6 2013


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